Statement from ISA regarding UK 420 Qualifier eventss

UK Qualifiers, Weymouth and Pwhelli.

With the upcoming events in the UK drawing near, we can confirm that the ISA will be sending Ross Killian as coach. He will be there to coach on the water, deliver briefings, help with the forecasts and prepare the sailors for what to expect out on Weymouth bay and in Pwhelli. The dates of the events are:

2nd & 3rd March, Weymouth, UK Winter Championships.
20th & 21st April, Pwhelli, UK Spring Championships.

Ross will be on site for the Thursday and Friday before both weekends and will be running sessions on the water for those who are there to prepare for the weekends racing he will be coaching any Irish boat that attend but will not be acting as a team leader ashore however. There is the possibility of Ross helping with the transportation of boats to these regattas so those who are planning on attending either one can email him at rosskillian [at] email [dot] com and he will try to help.

2013 Munsters - Schull FMOEC 14-15 February

David Harte

David Harte of the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre is organising the 2013 Munsters on behalf of the class association.
The Notice of Race and the Entry Form are now available as attachments here. Entrants that are under 18 should also download and complete a parental consent form.
Please get your entries in before Tuesday 12th February.

ISA Nominated International 420 events for ISAF qualification 2013

Updated criteria will be published shortly for the selection of the boats to represent Ireland at the ISAFs.

- Ross

Schull Coaching Camp & Munsters 2013

420 Midterm Training Camp

Dates: Sunday 10th  to Wednesday 13th February

Venue: FMOEC Schull, West Cork

Cost: €200 / boat

Join the Irish 420 Class Association for four days of top quality training with Olympic Coaches and World Championship winning sailors. Numbers will be limited to ensure good coach ratios so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book a place please e-mail Alacoque Daly at alacoquedaly1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Charter boats are available from Tom Mapplebeck tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com

All participants must have paid their class membership for 2013 (€10/sailor) New members should download an application form from the Membership section of the website and bring it with their payment to the training camp.

Parental Consent Forms will also be required for sailors who are under 18. These may also be downloaded from the Membership section of the website.

The 420 Munster Championships will be held immediately following the training camp on Thursday 14th / Friday 15th February. More details to follow.

2013 New Year Training Camp - RCYC


Date – 2nd – 6th January 2013

The 420 New Year training camp is due to take place in RCYC from the 2nd to 6th January. Coaches will be confirmed over the next few weeks. We currently have a number of sailors interested in the camp and we hope to have these confirmed over the next week. Accomodation is available with various family’s around cork and Tom Crosbie will help arrange this if needed.

We have put together a plan of what we feel the sailors need to work on, however if you are able to send through to us what you wish to work on, we will be able to work this into the schedule before we arrive. Please send these onto tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com

The training is due to start on the 2nd January at 11am to allow for sailors arriving on the day to be rigged up and ready for first briefing.  We require the boats to be rigged and ready to be launched, however sailors should not be changed. We advise that you bring appropriate clothing for on the water and on land.  Please also bring with you notebooks, pens and rulebook

Boats are available to borrow if required, please notify us in advance if you wish or know of any sailors looking to take part.

The cost of training will be 100€/person, payment is due on the first day of training.


For any other information, please contact Tom Mapplebeck

Tom Mapplebeck


tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com

For Sale: 53107


sail number 53107, 2007 420 for sale.
Made by Ziegelmayer.
Integrated launching trolly and road trailer.
Top and bottom covers
Can be viewed ballsbridge,dublin.
Contact Declan Hayes on 087-2584479/ 01-6180590

Currabinny Cup 2012

Currabinny Cup 2012 - MainsheetImages.comAfter a year off, the 420 Currabinny cup was once more sailed in Cork harbour as part of a "festival of dinghy sailing" on the 3rd and 4th of November alongside the optimist and laser End of Season. All boats were local, there was a bite in the air and the breeze was up on both days.

19 boats for class training in Howth

A strong local contingent 9 boats from Skerries, Malahide, Howth, Sutton and Clontarf and 10 visitors from Dunlaoghaire, Wexford, Cork, Tralee and Galway made a superb weekend of class coaching in Howth. 

Near perfect training conditions were provided on the Saturday with an average 10 knots and sun shine giving plenty of opportunity to learn new skills or develop existing ones under the guidance of the coaching team.  The coaching team was headed up by Ross Killian, 420 national coach, and assisted by Ger Owens, Tomas Mapplebeck and Graeme Grant. The sailors enjoyed dinner in the evening giving an opportunity to unwind and have some banter about the day’s activities on the water and to eat some birthday cake.

Sunday saw slightly poorer weather conditions in the morning with rain dying out to very cold conditions but the perfect wind was still there giving two great sessions on the water. The weekend has provided great support to the growing class of 420s in Howth Yacht Club and the surrounding area. But was also a great indicator to the strength and depth of the class for the upcoming 2013 season.

Special thanks have to go to all of the sailors without whom the event could not have been the success it was, Irish 420 class association and Brian Mc Dowell for co ordination and support before, during and after; Howth Yacht Club for the use of the facility and access to the fantastic training areas; Ian Dickson, Malahide YC  and the ISA for use of the coach boats;  the coaches; and Des Flood the class captain in Howth. 

Winter training will continue in Howth Yacht Club 

The next class training will be in the Royal St George Yacht Club 11th-12th November 

Class Training Weekend - Dun Laoghaire

Paddy & Grattan - ISAFs 2012First, a reminder that the next class training weekend is scheduled for 13-14 October in Howth.

At the same time plans are underway for the next class training weekend in the Royal St George Yacht Club on 10th and 11th November 2012.

All abilities of sailors will be catered for with boats available for beginners and improvers try out. Charter Boats are available from CurraDinghyExpert coaching will be provided by Olympic Coach Ross Killian and a team of the best coaches available.

Training will be from 10am Saturday 10th – and will finish after Dinner in the club at Sat 18:00.
Sunday training will be from 10am until 16:00. The cost will be €100.00 per boat.

Enrollment details will follow shortly.

For Sale IRL 53967

Specifications.420- IRL 53967

  • New design Zeigelmayer hull (better bow profile, etc.)
  • Bought new in December 2009
  • Professionally maintained
  • Harken Carbo fittings
  • Super Spars M7 mast
  • All fittings attached
  • BoomSpinnaker poles x2DEM
  • Rudder blades x2Dem
  • Centerboards x2
  • New reinforced Zeigelmayer rudder stock
  • North Sails - new in 2011 Main M7 (racing)
  • Jibs x3 J5  Spinnaker
  • MS5 ( colour- Red) Olympic Main (training)
  • Breathable top and bottom covers
  • Padded bags for rudder blades and centre board
  • Padded mast bag with red ends for travelling
  • West Mersea launching trolley

Bought to race in the European Junior Championship 2012. The boat is ready to race.

Contact Deirdre on  087-2482075

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